FireKeepers Local Revenue Sharing Board

FLRSBWhat is the FireKeepers Local Revenue Sharing Board? 
Made up of representatives from local governments, this Board approves the distribution of funds received from FireKeepers Casino and Hotel's annual net winnings each year. 

The FireKeepers Local Revenue Sharing Board (FLRSB) exists to comply with terms of a Compact between the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi Indians and the State of Michigan providing for Tribal Class III gaming by the Tribe in Calhoun County.  In addition to distributing money to local government units, the Board occassionally offers discretionary grants when the board agrees money is available to do so. Scroll down for a list of the previous year's awardees. 

*Information about the 2020 Board
*Background about the FLRSB
*Discretionary grant awardees from 2019, 2016,  2014, 2013



2020 Board Members
Chairperson, Jamie Stuck, NHBP Tribal Chairperson
Vice Chair, Joe Caron, Marshall City Mayor
Secretary, Derek King, Calhoun County Commissioner
Treasurer, Greg Moore, Consumers Energy
Rebecca Fleury, Battle Creek City Manager
Tim Hill, Emmett Township Supervisor

Documents
Timeline for 2020 Distribution of Tribal Payment
2020 Application for Specific Actual Increased Costs Incurred


The FireKeepers Local Revenue Sharing Board (FLRSB) exists to comply with terms of a Compact between the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi Indians (the Tribe) and the State of Michigan providing for Tribal Class III gaming by the Tribe in Calhoun County. The Compact was entered into on December 3, 1998, and amended on July 23, 2009, and defines how tribal payments are made to local governments. Per the Compact, the Tribe makes payments equal to 2% of the annual net winnings from electronic games of chance in order to provide resources to units of government that are located in the immediate vicinity of the tribal casino or those otherwise directly impacted by the operation of the casino. The FireKeepers Casino commenced casino gaming operations on August 1, 2009 and is located in Emmett Township, Calhoun County, MI, on land held in trust for the Nottawaseppi Huron Band by the United States. The FLRSB distributed nearly $1.9 million to local governments in 2010 from the first annual "Net Win" payment from the casino's operations!

The terms of the Compact also allow local units of government to form a Local Revenue Sharing Board in conjunction with the tribe. The FLRSB was formed by an Interlocal Agreement under the Urban Cooperation Act of 1967 (MCL 124.501 et seq., as amended) to collect and allocate funds received directly from casino operations based on the Compact. Representatives of the local units of government located in the immediate vicinity of the casino and the tribal reservation in Athens Township are appointed by their respective elected body and serve at their pleasure. The FLRSB currently consists of six representativesone from each of the following entities: Calhoun County, Emmett Township, the City of Battle Creek, the City of Marshall, Athens Township and a representative from the Tribe. Guidelines and bylaws which establish criteria or formulas for the distribution of casino revenue and the actual disbursements of funds require a unanimous vote of the representatives.
 

2019 Grant Awardees (Read the press release)
Albion Township - Fire, $15,000
Battle Creek Promise Zone Authority, $25,000
Calhoun County - Circuit Court Clerk, $24,960
Calhoun County - Juvenile Home, $17.581.28
Calhoun County - Parks, $20,000
Calhoun County - Sheriff, $16,850
Calhoun County - Solid Waste, $5,515.88
Calhoun County 10th District Court, $24,500
Calhoun County Consolidated Dispatch Authority, $1,800
City of Albion, $25,000
City of Battle Creek - Fire, $10,500
City of Battle Creek - Recreation, $12,500
City of Marshall, $25,000
City of Springfield, $12,500
Homer Area Fire Authority, $9,675
Kellogg Community College, $15,000
Pennfield Township, $12,500 and $21,200 (two projects)
Village of Athens, $1,120; $4,000; $3,000 (three projects)
Village of Homer, $25,000
Village of Tekonsha, $1,000

2016 Grant Awardees (See the full list of projects)
10th District Court (Veterans treatment court), $3,500
10th District Court (Sobriety treatment court), $3,500
10th District Court (Mental health treatment court), $3,500
Albion Economic Development Corporation, $5,000
Albion Township Fire, $5,744
Calhoun County Fairgrounds, $10,000
Calhoun County Juvenile Home, $5,855
Calhoun County Senior Services and City of Marshall, $5,000
Calhoun County Sheriff's Office (CERT), $8,000
Calhoun County Sheriff's Office (SRT), $13,800
Calhoun County Land Bank Authority, $3,500
Calhoun Intermediate School District, $10,000
City of Albion, $700
City of Battle Creek, $13,621
City of Marshall, $3,500
City of Marshall and Fire Chief's Association, $8,925
Homer Community Schools, $3,004
Lee Township, $1,775
Mar Lee School District, $6,420
Marengo Township, $2,700
Marshall Area Fire Fighters Ambulance Authority, $8,522
Marshall Public Schools, $5,000
Marshall Public Schools, $6,000
Newton Township, $2,132
Sheridan Township, $10,000
Tekonsha Community Schools, $10,000
Tekonsha Township, $6,000
Union City Community Schools, $7,500
Union City Community Schools, $1,800
Village of Athens, $5,000
Village of Athens, $5,000
Village of Athens, $5,00
Village of Homer, $10,000

2014 Grant Awardees (See the full list of projects)
10th District Court (Veterans Treatment Court), $9,000
10th District Court (Sobriety Treatment Court), $9,000
Calhoun County Community Development, $10,000
Calhoun County Health Department, $15,000
Calhoun County Sheriff's Office, $15,000
Calhoun County Senior Services Office, $7,500
Calhoun County Workforce Development, $25,000
City of Albion Parks, $35,000
Kellogg Community College, $10,000
Mar Lee School District, $15,000
Michigan Youth Challenge Academy, $6,500
Tekonsha Township, $5,000
Tekonsha Village, $4,000
Village of Athens (historical society mural), $5,000
Village of Athens (accessibility to park), $8,500
Village of Athens (picnic shelters), $5,450

2013 Grant Awardees (See the full list of projects)
Albion Brownfield Development Authority, $7,500
Albion City, $14,500
Athens Village, $4,875
Calhoun County, $75,000
10th District Court, $20,000
Kellogg Community College, $20,000
Marshall Public Schools, $28,000
Tekonsha Village, $3,000